Seeing Vilnius Through my Grandfather's Lens

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

I normally write about science; this one is more personal: My grandfather, Moshe Vorobeichic, was an artist and photographer originally from Vilnius, Lithuania.  In 1929, he photographed the city's old Jewish quarter.  A dozen years later, that community was utterly destroyed.  Last year, I visited Vilnius and re-traced my grandfather's footsteps. My essay in Tablet magazine.